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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: More Chord Shapes Up the Neck: Key of F

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[MUSIC]
Okay, now we're going
to map out F up the neck.
Continue with our lesson here of
major chord shapes up the neck,
continuing on with that.
And like I said, the last bunch
of chords that we've done, we're
just trying to really get these different
positions in our head and visualize them.
You know, seeing how we're connecting,
where we left off.
The hand position of how that works and
how that gives us access to
the entire fretboard here.
So like what we did with C.
I'm starting this position here and
then I'm continuing where that left off.
I'm continuing where that left off,
I'm jumping from there to the bar chord.
They are just connected,
they're all connected up.
And this C note here
[SOUND] is repeated here.
This C note here repeated here,
it's there
[MUSIC].
So there's so
much going on here that is repeated.
It's less overwhelming I think than
people realize in the beginning.
So like with F,
we're getting ready to do F.
Well this F note here,
it's repeated here, here.
This F note here is here.
It's here, here.
[MUSIC]
Right there.
So, I mean you just see
how all this stuff is,
once you work up the neck
a lot of stuff is repeated.
It's just getting into
these different positions.
And all this stuff is going to make so
much sense right when that light
bulb goes off, or comes on, rather.
You're gonna go wow man this is awesome,
I see how that shape and this shape and
this shape and this shape and this shape.
I see how it all works and
I see how there's an F there and
my four chords there and
my five chords right there.
It's all gonna,
once you see these shapes you're just
gonna go, man that's it now I get it.
And you'll be off to the races.
So let's just keep going through these
fundamentals and try not to discouraged.
I'm doing the best I can at
just explaining how important
that these fundamentals are.
I mean, we've gone through
the beginning stages of hand position,
holding the pick and stuff.
Now we're starting to get
into some more intricate and
more really super,
super important fundamentals.
So let's just stick with it.
And we'll have some fun.
So right now we're gonna
map out the F shape.
So the first F chord down here
is a closed position bar chord.
And that's our E shape.
Cuz there's E, and there's F,
so it's that big bar chord.
The next one, right out of
that bar chord is our partial.
The D shape there, but
we're just plying those two notes and
that, it's a nice
continuation of that chord.
We could do our one over three
if you want to put that in.
[NOISE] But
basically [NOISE] mapping that out.
Then we're gonna,
where these two notes are,
we're gonna put our first and
second finger there.
[MUSIC]
These roll up and
now we're into that position.
[MUSIC]
Our C shape.
[MUSIC]
Now where this little finger is we're
going to slide up there
with our first finger.
[MUSIC]
Then we got our A shape right there.
We got
[MUSIC]
slide up two whole steps.
[MUSIC]
Now we're into that position.
We're taking these three notes,
our B G and D String.
[MUSIC]
And we're taking that and
we're just moving that up to where we
have access to all these frets now.
So it's just super important.
And then of course the A shape
with the high A up here,
two whole steps up right there.
[MUSIC]
And then we are right back to square one.
Our big bar chord right there.
Which you would probably never play that.
But it's less playing these
complicated chords like this
chord
[MUSIC]
I would probably never play that chord.
But there is a ton of licks [NOISE]
[MUSIC]
right out of that chord.
And you don't have to play that but
I'm just showing you right out of
that chord I can see that lick bam.
And you will be able to do that two if
we just get these fundamental down.
So, again, super important to just
really look at these chords and go okay.
What am I seeing here?
And we're gonna break these
down big time coming up.
We're gonna break these down into
harmonies, we're gonna do the triads,
we're gonna really break
these chords down.
So you can really see how
they relate to each other.
So that concludes the major
chord shapes up the neck.
And, like I said, to recap,
man, just don't forget.
Try to visualize, visualize, visualize.
And so now we'll move on.
[MUSIC]